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Holiday food giveaway Thursday

Holiday food giveaway Thursday

Bartow, FL -- The Redeemer Lutheran Church will have an "Open Pantry" day in which families or individuals may come and get food for the Christmas season on Thursday, Dec. 15.

The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at 390 East Parker Street in Bartow.

Families or individuals may come and get food for the Christmas season. Food items will be limited to family size.

Those wishing to participate are encouraged to use the Florida Avenue entrance to the church.

For more information, contact Rev. Tod Shouse at (863) 519-0096.

First Friday: Cookies & Carols

First Friday: Cookies & Carols

Lakeland, FL -- Head out to downtown Lakeland tonight for Cookies and Carols from 6 - 9 p.m.

The event will feature holiday music and entertainment, visits with Santa, holiday shopping and dining.

KLG Studio posted on Dowtown Lakeland's Facebook page, they will be celebrating their grand opening tonight as well. Watch their Jr. Ballroom dance, and check out their new place on 124 South Kentucky Ave, between Chop Shop and The Hookah Place.

Discount Cards: Dixieland Business District

Discount Cards: Dixieland Business District

Lakeland, FL -- The Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency launched their semi-annual Dixieland Rack Card promotion Friday.

It's just in time to offer shoppers discounts for the holidays.

Shoppers can find great deals and savings to use at new businesses, unique stores and restaurants throughout the Dixieland Community Redevelopment Area.

The Dixieland Holiday Rack Card promotion is a program that is offered to businesses within the Dixieland Community Redevelopment Area at no cost to business owners. LCRA pays for all design and printing costs.

Car care tips and free oil change for women

Car care tips and free oil change for women

Bartow, FL -- Properly maintaining your car can save you a lot of heartache down the road.

And in this case, learning about it can save you some money too!

On Wednesday, there's a free Women's Car Care Clinic being held to show women how to maintain their car and make it run more efficiently.

It is free of charge, and every woman that registers and attends receives a gift card for a free oil change.

The event runs from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Super-Lube, 1615 N. Broadway Ave. in Bartow.

Citizens beware of mystery shopper scam

Citizens beware of mystery shopper scam

Lakeland, FL -- The Lakeland Police Department says they have been made aware of a mystery shopper scam going on in the area.

The department says these scams are not new, but they do defraud many people out of their money and wants to remind our citizens that, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Publix set to re-open in Bartow

Publix set to re-open in Bartow

Bartow, FL -- Shopping is about to become a pleasure again for customers at the Publix supermarket located in the Golden Gate Shopping Center.

Publix has announced the store, which was closed for a top-to-bottom re-modeling in February, will open its doors again on Oct. 27 - right on schedule and in time for the holidays as Publix officials had hoped.

The supermarket location's make-over was part of a larger project at the retail space on Van Fleet Drive.

New fridge equals $200 rebate

New fridge equals $200 rebate

Lakeland, FL -- Lakeland Electric is offering a $200 rebate to residential customers for the purchase of a new Energy Star-rated refrigerator.

To be eligible for the rebate a customer must recycle their old appliance and the rebate will be processed as a credit on the residential customer's Lakeland Electric bill.